If you’re having trouble turning on BitLocker for USB drives, you’re not alone. Here’s a quick fix for the problem.
[FIX] Unable to Turn on BitLocker for USB Drives
What is BitLocker?
BitLocker is a full disk encryption feature included with certain editions of Windows Vista and later. It is designed to protect data by providing encryption for entire volumes. BitLocker can use a Trusted Platform Module (TPM) to lock the system and to ensure that it boots only into an operating system whose bootloader is signed by a trusted source. BitLocker can also encrypt entire removable drives, such as USB flash drives.
How to enable BitLocker for USB drives?
When you first connect a USB drive to your computer, you may be prompted to enable BitLocker for the drive. BitLocker is a security feature that encrypts the data on the drive, making it more difficult for someone to access the data if they manage to physically access the drive.
To enable BitLocker for a USB drive:
1. Connect the USB drive to your computer.
2. Click the Start button, then click Control Panel.
3. In the Control Panel, click System and Security.
4. Under the BitLocker Drive Encryption heading, click Turn on BitLocker.
5. Select the drive you want to encrypt, then click Next.
6. Choose how you want to unlock the drive when you connect it to your computer. You can use a password, a smart card, or both.
7. Choose how you want to back up your recovery key. This is important! If you lose your recovery key, you will not be able to access the data on your drive.
8. Click Next, then click Finish.
Fix for “unable to turn on BitLocker for USB drives” error
If you’re receiving the error message “unable to turn on BitLocker for USB drives”, it’s likely that you have a USB drive connected to your computer that doesn’t support BitLocker. To fix this problem, you’ll need to either remove the USB drive or disable BitLocker on the drive.
If you want to keep using BitLocker on your computer, you can remove the USB drive and then enable BitLocker on the drive. To do this, open the Control Panel and go to BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click on the drive that you want to enable BitLocker on, and then click Turn On BitLocker.
If you don’t want to use BitLocker on your computer, you can disable BitLocker on the drive. To do this, open the Control Panel and go to BitLocker Drive Encryption. Click on the drive that you want to disable BitLocker on, and then click Turn Off BitLocker.
There are a number of reasons why you might be unable to turn on BitLocker for your USB drive. One common reason is that your drive may not be formatted correctly. Another possibility is that your USB drive does not have enough free space to support BitLocker.
If you are unable to turn on BitLocker for your USB drive, you should first check to make sure that the drive is formatted correctly and that there is enough free space on the drive. If you are still unable to turn on BitLocker, you may need to contact your computer manufacturer or your local IT support for further assistance.